Suit by Denton, TX Royalty Interest Owners Could Be Harbinger of More Suits if Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Passes
Ahead of the November 4th vote that could make it the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing, the City of Denton has been sued by a group of royalty interest owners claiming that the city’s current temporary ban violates their property rights.
Halloween is approaching, so let’s talk poltergeists – troublesome spirits that haunt a specific location. Where do they come from?
Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill that extends real property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings effective September 23, 2014.
The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).
Do you think that what you say when negotiating a mineral lease does not matter once the agreement is inked and contains boilerplate language declaring it to “supersede all prior negotiations” and “be the complete agreement between the parties”?
Recent legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels signal lawmakers’ increased attention to issues related to the abandonment of oil and gas pipelines.
On September 16, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a trio of bills to establish a statewide regulatory scheme for the use of groundwater: Assembly Bill 1739, and Senate Bills 1168 and 1319.
On October 1st, Mintz Levin, New England Clean Energy Committee (NECEC), and Grant Thornton hosted “On Your Mark, Get Set, IPO,” a panel discussion concerning recent trends in the public offering market for cleantech growth companies.
In just a few weeks, Ontario is expected to become the first government in Canada to issue “green bonds” (also known as climate bonds), a new and burgeoning type of security that raises capital to finance projects that help fight climate change or protect the environment.